Friendship Quotes

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Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

Friendship is not possible between two women, one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Edward Gibbon

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
Charles Lamb

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn't want to kill it.
Max Jacob

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
Robert Lynd

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.
Charlotte Bronte

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Katherine Mansfield

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.
Henry Ward Beecher

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

Love will enter cloaked in friendship's name.
Ovid

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue, and does not admit of assumptions of superiority
Mencius

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Kenneth Tynan

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

And even though we donít have the professional relationship anymore, the love and friendship we have for each other will remain. He is like a father to me and I hope we both keep succeeding in our careers. [on coach Larri Passos]
Gustavo Kuerten

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot



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